Deutsche Bahn (AA-/Aa1) opened the books on its debut benchmark Kangaroo transaction on 20 September. Price guidance on the forthcoming deal is 85 basis points area and 95 basis points area respectively over semi-quarterly swap on the seven- and 10-year tranches. The transaction is expected to price as early as 21 September, according to lead managers Daiwa Capital Markets and HSBC.
A perfect alignment of market conditions drove World Bank to use a unique approach to access Kangaroo and Kauri markets simultaneously in its latest transaction. The volume outcome demonstrates the value of World Bank’s strategy – above all the benefit to investors of having different kind of choice.
Province of Ontario (Ontario) (A+/Aa2) launched an increase to its January 2027 Kangaroo line on 20 September. The forthcoming tap, which is for minimum volume of A$25 million (US$20 million), is being marketed at 70 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap or 76.75 basis points over Australian Commonwealth government bond. Lead manager is TD Securities.
Late in the Sydney day on 19 September, BNG Bank (BNG) (AAA/Aaa/AA+) launched a tap to its July 2027 Kangaroo bond, with price guidance of 63 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap. RBC Capital Markets is leading.
On 20 September, Fonterra Co-operative Group (Fonterra) (A-/A) revealed plans to meet with Australian dollar investors on 2 and 5 October. The purpose of the meetings will be to provide an update on Fonterra’s FY17 financial performance and an Australian dollar-denominated capital-markets transaction may follow, according to the meetings’ arranger Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
The A$500 million (US$398.5 million) minimum prime residential mortgaged-backed securities (RMBS) transaction for Firstmac progressed to launch on 19 September. Firstmac Mortgage Funding Trust No. 4 Series 2-2017 (Firstmac 2017-2) is expected to price on 22 September, according to arranger National Australia Bank and additional lead managers ANZ, J.P. Morgan and Westpac Institutional Bank.
On 19 September, European Investment Bank (EIB) (AAA/Aaa/AAA) mandated a A$100 million (US$79.6 million) increase to its February 2028 maturity Kangaroo bond. The line is a “climate-awareness” bond, the proceeds of which EIB uses for lending projects in the renewable-energy and energy-efficiency fields. J.P. Morgan and Nomura are leading the increase, which has an indicative margin of 54 basis points over swap or 59.25 basis points over Australian Commonwealth government bond.